'Willy Wonka' Star Appears as Contestant on 'Jeopardy!' - NBC Bay Area

'Willy Wonka' Star Appears as Contestant on 'Jeopardy!'

Themmen appeared on the game show on Tuesday. But he didn't tell Alex Trebek about his role as Mike Teavee when the host asked him about himself

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    'Willy Wonka' Star Appears as Contestant on 'Jeopardy!'
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    NOVI, MI - MAY 16: Paris Themmen attends the 2014 Motor City Comic Con at Suburban Collection Showplace on May 16, 2014 in Novi, Michigan. (Photo by Monica Morgan/WireImage)

    He played a boy who does nothing but watch TV and wears cowboy clothing in the 1971 movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."

    Who is "Jeopardy!" contestant Paris Themmen?

    Themmen appeared on the game show on Tuesday. But he didn't tell Alex Trebek about his role as Mike Teavee when the host asked him about himself Themmen said he was an "avid backpacker."

    However, some fans of the movie pointed it out on Twitter.

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    Themmen has appeared on several food programs since his role in the film when he was 11 years old.

    Themmen finished in second place.